Monday, May 10, 2010
I have been driving out to the countryside to find wildflowers and was so rewarded for the efforts. But they are beginning to wane as the grass is growing up over the spent blooms and the seed heads are beginning to appear. I was a little restless as the season points to the hot Texas summer.
Circumstances here with a terminally ill friend don't call for a trip away any time soon, so I have been given a plethora of delights right in my front flower bed. God's provision is extraordinary!
I am getting to watch the incredible system of pollination that God set in motion. The bushes have doubled in size and are blooming with a heavy sweetness that is a siren for butterflies and bees. The bees get so covered with pollen that they retreat to a smooth leaf to wipe off before returning to the banquet. The butterfly bodies swell as they take in the sweet nectar. They are drawn to the blossoms and sweet reward while carrying out the task in the process of spreading pollen from one place to another.
Are we not, deep inside, designed to be drawn to the sweetness of our Lord Jesus? He calls us to the banquet of His love. We take that sweetness we have found and spread it as we touch others with with His amazing presence. We have been fed with manna of the living God, and pass it on to others. As the song goes, "How sweet it is to be loved by you!"
How sweet are your words to my taste,
sweeter than honey to my mouth!